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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Environmental Engineering

Course code: #1856

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Environmental Engineering

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $37,536 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    083339G

Highlights
Industry Placement
Practical Experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Industry Project

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 24-December-2021 2021-12-24
Spring-July 12-June-2022 2022-06-12
Fall-February 24-December-2022 2022-12-24
Spring-July 12-June-2023 2023-06-12

Overview

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Environmental Engineering

The key priority for Environmental engineers is a concern for the environment and how it interacts with people and projects. 

Their work involves developing engineering solutions to environmental problems that impact our land, water and air quality, with an aim for sustainable development.

Environmental engineering embraces broad environmental concerns, including: 

Water quality and supply, groundwater protection and remediation, wastewater treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, supply of safe drinking water, cleaning contaminated sites, preserving sensitive wetlands, and prevention of pollution through product and process design.

Environmental engineers balance competing technical, social and legal issues concerning the use of environmental resources.

This degree

You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. 

The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. 

You then focus on your chosen major study from second year. 

Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in the Professional Options Program.

Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example: 

Construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding.

What you will study

As an engineering student at UOW you will have access to fully-equipped laboratories and the latest computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. 

The lecturers encourage you to approach them and get involved in industry projects and learning opportunities so you get the most out of your university education.

The engineering students are trained through practical learning experiences including:

  • Laboratory experiments
  • Problem based learning
  • Computer simulations
  • Teamwork assignments
  • Industrial case studies
  • Project management
  • Site visits to industry

From second year you also have the option to complete a double major, combining two engineering disciplines. Available double major combinations include:

  • Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
  • Mining Engineering and Environmental Engineering

In your third and fourth year of the major you will branch into more specialised areas including: water quality engineering, air and noise pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering design, and site remediation.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$50,536

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,344
Accommodation 1 bed room $13,000
Tuition 1 person $37,536

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • Work Experience Documents (If applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

70
17
listening
18
writing
17
speaking
18
reading

PTE

54
47
listening
54
writing
47
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative English Tests

Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 on in-person testing centres, UOW is accepting Alternative English tests for 2022 intakes.
The requirements for accepting these tests are:

  1. If standard testing is available in your country, you must use one of these tests
  2. If the standard tests are not available (or only partially available) in your country due to COVID-19 restrictions, UOW will accept
    1. Online IELTS Indicator or
    2. Online TOEFL IBT at Home
    3. PTE Academic Online

If you do not already meet the English requirements for your chosen course, you can complete an English course at UOW College Australia. UOW also recognises English language courses offered by some other colleges in Sydney.

A guide to the length of English course you may need to study is provided below. Please note that this table should only be considered a guide. Lower scores in Writing may mean that you'll need to study English for longer.

Score at time of applicationEstimated time required to reach IELTS entry score (weeks)
IELTSTOEFL5.05.56.06.57.0
6.586    12
6.070  6*1218
5.554 6#121824
5.040 12182430
4.5 1218243036
4.0 1824303642
3.5 2430364248
3.0 3036424848+

* for students with 6.0 overall, but 5.5 in either reading or writing
# for students with 5.5 overall, but less than 5.0 in reading or writing 


Academic background and requirement

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. 

This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Entry requirements for some countries:

China:

  • Gao Kao : 60%
  • Senior High School Year 3 : 80%

India:

  • ICSE, CBSE & specified states : 65%
  • Other State Boards: 70%

Iran:

  • Pre-University Certificate: 14

Academic Pathways:

Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree. 

The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study. 

You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university. 

Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.  

Career opportunities

  • Air Pollution Control Engineer
  • Environmental Remediation Engineer
  • Hazardous Substances Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Management Control Engineer
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Soil Engineer
  • Waste Management Engineer
  • Wastewater Treatment Engineer

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